Making a difference

in the workplace

WaterPark Place,


RBC Waterpark Place III is home to Cisco’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto. A connected lighting system from Philips Lighting creates a cutting-edge workspace for employees, and clear visibility on operations for facilities managers.

The possibilities of this

connected lighting

system are endless. There are so many capabilities of this system that we haven’t even explored yet.”


- Richard Lees, Senior Project Manager at CBRE Limited, a commercial real estate and investment services firm

Customer challenge


Cisco needed a lighting solution for their four-story office that would match its modern and intelligent workspace. The goal was to install a system that would optimise building performance and allow employees to achieve maximum comfort at their desks.

The right system


The Philips connected lighting system at Waterpark Place integrates seamlessly with Cisco’s Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) IT architecture.


The connected luminaires are a portal to data, energy savings, sustainability, and personal comfort. They merge with the building’s IT network and are uniquely identified by IP address, allowing them to be individually monitored, managed, and controlled.


Each light point sends and receives data, allowing managers to track occupancy patterns, changes in temperature, and more while employees can personalise the lighting in their workspaces. Overall, the system offers maximum visibility and better control, and allows Cisco to reduce energy consumption in their office spaces.


With an expected annual energy savings of 177,000 kWh and an annual cost savings of $45,000, the system is set to provide payback within 3 years. The building has been recognised as the most innovative workplace by CoreNet, an event that awards and recognises real estate practices. Waterpark Place is just a glimpse into the kinds of office environments Philips and Cisco will bring to professional buildings around the world.

Value beyond


The Team


Real estate developer


IT Infrastructure
Strategic Alliances

Philips Lighting

Connected lighting for offices

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